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Experience a weekend with a British family

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Want to experience life with a British family for a day, a weekend…. Or even for Christmas?

HOST is a not-for-profit organisation that links international students in the UK with British residents who offer a visit to their homes. The purpose is to encourage international friendship and understanding.

HOST began in 1987. Since then, over 75,000 students have enjoyed HOST hospitality, and many described their HOST visit as one of the most valuable experiences they had in the UK.

HOST has friendly volunteer British families living all over the UK. You can spend a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas in their home. To be eligible you must be aged 18 or over.

HOST visits are free but you will be required to pay an application fee of £60 for a weekend visit and £36 for a day visit to HOST. British families are not paid but will welcome you as a friend.

To find out more, please visit the HOST website.